Birthday Party Shadow Box with Miniatures

This adorable miniature party scene is the perfect DIY to gift or use as a cheerful addition to any home decor.

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Project Instructions:


Designed by: Lori Butler

Skill level (1-5): 3

Time to complete:  2 hours

Age range: 14+

Messy level (1-5): 2


  • Sparrow Innovations Miniatures – White Table
  • Sparrow Innovations Miniatures – Cafe’ Chair
  • Sparrow Innovations Miniatures – Cola Bucket
  • Sparrow Innovations Miniatures – Soda Cans
  • Sparrow Innovations Miniatures – Pastry Plate
  • Sparrow Innovations Miniatures – Heart Cake
  • Shadow box 5 x 7 inches, 3 inches deep
  • Ribbon – scrap of tinsel
  • Washi tape – polka dot
  • Craft bird button or sticker
  • Scrapbook Tree sticker
  • Thread or string
  • Craft moss
  • Model Magic Clay
  • Canvas paper, 5 x 7 inches
  • Craft paint – blue, white, pink, yellow
  • Craft glue or hot glue
  • Scissors


  1. Paint canvas paper blue, paint clouds with white and blue, let dry.
  2. Make 3 balloons and small square box with clay, let dry.
  3. Wrap small box with washi tape to make present , add piece of tinsel ribbon for bow.
  4. Paint balloons with craft paint as shown, tie string around each balloon.
  5. Glue paper to back of frame.  Glue tree to paper.
  6. Add moss to bottom of box  and tree, secure with glue.
  7. Glue balloons to paper in the sky as shown.
  8. Glue soda can, cake and pastries to table.
  9. Glue table and chairs to bottom of shadow box.
  10. Glue present under tree.
  11. Glue cola bucket next to tree.
  12. Replace back of frame.